Wish I had thought of this...Duh! Procedures Power Point for beginning / start of year - This keeps the teacher on track when going over all the procedures with the kiddos! You don’t have to do them all in one day, it’s just a solid guide. Get it FREE from this blog!
Your Job -vs- My Job: This is a great back to school activity. We met up at the small group table and discussed jobs that students might have, and the jobs a teacher has to do. We discussed what would happen if we didn't do these things? Once we created our anchor chart we all signed it as a contract reminding ourselves of the importance of being responsible and doing our jobs in the classroom.
Dry erase circles. Who knew? They save me SO much instructional time during the day because I don't have to take time to hand out boards and markers then take them up. I keep a bucket at each table with markers and baby socks and the students get them out when we are working.